Sunday, January 15, 2017

Romaine and Radicchio Salad with White Beans, Celery and Watermelon Radish

Romaine with Radicchio, White Beans, Celery and Watermelon Radish Salad
Computer problems can be challenging and at this time I am quite perplexed. For some reason on some blogs that are on WordPress my comments are not posting. Also I just discovered that I may or may not have 2 accounts on the management page, how did I do this? Last night I decided to delete all my cookies and reset my password, then I turned off my computer and went to bed. First thing this morning I fired up my computer and to my horror and humiliation the problem still exists. Ugh!!; back to the drawing board.

Now the one positive constant in my life is my daily salad. Romaine; my favorite; has dominated our salads for the last few weeks. The firm and crunchy texture of this lovely leaf guarantees a good salad at least a day or two in the fridge. (Just don’t add the dressing until you are ready to enjoy). Romaine can be served chopped, torn, whirred into smoothies, added to soups and even grilled. The flavor is mild and goes with just about any combination of toppings. For today’s salad I added watermelon radish, radicchio, cucumber, celery and white beans. I served this salad with a red wine vinaigrette along with spinach and ricotta cheese tortellini’s topped with a light marinara sauce.



yield: 3 to 4print recipe

Romaine with Radicchio, White Beans, Celery and Watermelon Radish Salad

prep time: 25 MINScook time: total time: 25 mins
Enjoy this fresh and crunchy romaine and radicchio salad with white Beans, celery and watermelon radish. Guaranteed to brighten up the darkest of winter days.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, cleaned and chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 small head radicchio, coarsely chopped
  • 1 hot house cucumber, cut lengthwise, seeds scooped out, cut into ¼ to 1/3 inch slices
  • 2 to 3 stalks celery, slice ¼ to 1/3 inch thick
  • 1 14-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small watermelon radish, peeled, sliced and then cut in half
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine and whisk the red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil and parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large salad bowl mix the romaine, radicchio, cucumber and celery; place the beans and radishes in the corners (for presentation) or just mix them in when adding vinaigrette.
Notes:
  1. Normally I add half of the vinaigrette and serve the rest on the side. Enjoy!
  2. This is the first time I've used a watermelon radish. They seem to vary quite a bit in size, I bought one of the smaller ones that was about the size of a golf ball. The flavor is crisp and sweet and the color is a beautiful bright pink. I have seen them at potlucks carved into flowers and assorted shapes.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

50 comments:

  1. Oh, I hate these techy mysteries!! I usually don't have a clue how to fix them---and spend way to much time trying. I hope you find the problem soon. P.S. Your salad looks wonderful---those radishes are gorgeous!!

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    1. Thanks Liz, mysteries they are......I don't have a clue either. Hope you had a great week-end!

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  2. A watermelon relish? This sounds so fascinating, I cant quite picture the taste! Thanks for sharing! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Thanks Gingi, they are beautiful, crunchy and delicious!

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  3. What a great salad! I love watermelon radishes...they are so gorgeous! I wish I could tell you what to do but I have no clue. I'm still trying to figure out why sometimes Pinterest posts the caption I want on my pin and other times it doesn't. That is as technical as I get which isn't technical.After that I use Fiverr.com! Take another break and go eat this salad!

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    1. Thanks Abbe, sounds like we have similar tech skills, lol.

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  4. I would adore this salad for sure. Try deleting everything from the beginning of time again and then rebooting. Good luck!

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  5. Yes, let's concentrate on the positives. Your daily salad looks splendid. I must get some of those pinky watermelon radishes to try.

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    1. Thanks Angie, watermelon radishes are the best.

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  6. Sorry your computer is giving you problems. The salad looks divine! D

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    1. Thanks Dena, it's probably me and not the computer, lol.

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  7. I love bean salads,so filling and healthy,yum☺

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  8. I've had that same problem from time to time. :( Wouldn't it be nice if we could just concentrate on cooking a forget all the technical stuff!
    Beautiful, delicious looking salad!

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    1. Hi Chris, yes, it would be nice if we could forget all the technical stuff;)

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  9. Computer problems are such a pain -- they always default to my husband to figure out haha. This salad looks lovely. I always get excited when I find watermelon radishes in the store.

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    1. Thanks Amy, both my husband and I are not super techy, (sigh). Take care.

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  10. I have the same issue on some blogs. So much so, that one, in particular, I have to comment using Interest Explorer rather than Firefox - and, I have to use a Facebook account. So much work just to leave a comment - LOL.

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    1. That's interesting Susan, will try a different search engine. Thanks!

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  11. Look amazing Cheri , and delicious!!

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  12. Those watermelon radishes are sensational, and really pop the look of the whole salad which sounds simple and delicious! I have been experiencing a lot of jumping around when trying to comment on your site, but ultimately they seem to have gone through, though it is entirely possible that one particular time I may have given up. I figured it was the ads. Good Luck in resolving the dilemma long term. Hope your New Year otherwise is off to a good start.

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    1. Beautiful radishes in a yummy looking salad. Salads are one of my favorite foods so always like seeing new combinations. So sorry about the computer issues. Mine has been on its last leg for several weeks with many issues. Finally got a new one today - now for another learning curve :) Hope you solve your mystery soon.

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    2. Hi Peggy, did not realize that was happening on my site, it might be the ads, I will try and switch them out. Thanks!

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    3. Good for you Mindy, looks like you aready have it up and running.

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  13. Woow salad look so fresh, I love eating salads at any time in a day, but veggies should be fresh, this is my kind of salads, can I steal the playe7😊😊😊

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  14. Technology when it works is fantastic and when it doesn't...Well, one can only perk themselves up with gorgeous looking and healthy salads..Thank you for putting a name to watermelon radish. I've been seeing it in photos and wondered if someone tinted daikon pink!

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    1. Hi Kim, radish I googled watermelon radish and came upon this info: watermelon is an heirloom Chinese Daikon radish. So you were pretty close.

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  15. What a pretty, healthy and delicious looking salad, Cheri. I have never had watermelon radishes before, but I am sure I will love it. :)

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    1. Thanks Anu, I'm sure you would too. Happy 2017.

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  16. Somehow I do not add beans in my salad as often as I should...your salad looks beautiful Cheri, so colorful and packed with nutritious stuff...
    Good luck with the computer issues...I often feel very frustrated with it...
    Enjoy your week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, no sure what was wrong but everything is fine now, oh well......

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  17. I'm not a very tech savvy person so I often either cry or get someone smarter than me to fix it. So sorry for your troubles - but at least you have a gorgeous salad for dinner. I love adding beans and the colors are fantastic. Good luck :(

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    1. Thanks Tricia, the problem has magically dissappeared as fast as it appeared, fingers crossedxx.

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  18. Computer problems can be so annoying. I hope you get to fix your problem. Your salad looks delicious and so healthy. I have been making salads myself but I need to add beans like you did.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, I try and eat a salad at least once a day, not always successful. I can add beans to anything, drives my husband crazy;)

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  19. H Cheri, such a pretty salad and healthy too. Not sure you meant about two accounts. I will look at your site on my desktop to see if I notice any jumping around. Sometimes, it is not your or, it might be the other party who is having issues. Try using different browsers to see if that helps.

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    1. Thanks Linda, using another browser made all the difference, thank you!

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  20. The commenting problem isn't your computer. It's probably Askimet -- this is a commercial service that Wordpress uses to filter spam comments. They have a very sensitive trigger (if you comment on too many blogs too quickly they figure you're a bot) and are quick to ban comments. Google them and find their webpage -- they have a contact form where you can give them your particulars and explain you're a real person, not a spammer. Anyway, Wonderful salad! Something we need to eat more of at this time of the year. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks John, that makes alot of sense, sometimes I catch up all at once. Will do that.

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  21. This is going into our bowl/salad mix!

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  22. This is going into our bowl/salad mix!

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  23. Hi Cheri,
    You are super busy in your kitchen I see. I am already into the fresh, lighter and colourful dishes and this is just what I need. I am into comfort food for about 2 months and that's enough for me, lol. This is the kind of beautiful dish I like to see on my table. :)

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    1. Thanks Robyn, I try and prepare one big salad a day but not always successful. Take care!

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  24. So sorry about your computer issues! I have the same issue with comments on WordPress - they seem to go into everyone's spam filter. Ugh, and double ugh!

    However, as you said, the salad is a bright moment in your day, as it is ours. We love romaine, too, as it keeps so well. And the watermelon radishes are so beautiful!

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  25. I think I saw this on instagram a while back? It looks so good, a salad with beans always wins in my book!

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